From Jaime Weinman of Maclean’s Magazine:
- Detectives who aren’t that smart
“Everyone in the U.S. these days wants to do a show like The Rockford Files, but Canada got there first with Republic of Doyle. Allan Hawco, star and creator of the CBC’s new comedy-mystery (airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m.), told Maclean’s that he got the idea for the show, about a private investigator in St. John’s, â€œwhen I was watching The Rockford Files with my dad. I was thinking it’s time we re-investigate these private detective shows, as long as we don’t take them too seriously.â€ Rockford’s mix of mystery and self-parody is beloved in the TV business; Kay Reindl wrote at seriocity.blogspot.com that most writers dream of â€œcreating a light detective show.â€ Now that Doyle is on the air, we’ll find out if viewers like this kind of show as much as writers do.” Read more.
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